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Ontario is located in eastern Oregon, near the state border between Idaho and Oregon. The largest city in Malheur County, Ontario has seen consistent growth due to its prime location. Ontario is conveniently located at the center of four major highways: Interstate 84, U.S. Highway 95, U.S. Highway 20-26 and U.S. Highway 201. Boise can be discovered by following Interstate 84 to the southeast for about an hour. Portland is a six-hour drive to the northwest along Interstate 84. The highways provide access to Nevada and California to the south, Idaho to the east, Washington to the north and the Oregon coast to the west.

Ontario Municipal Airport’s 5,000-foot runway accommodates general aviation aircrafts as well as business jet aircrafts. A fixed base operator with aircraft fuel and an aircraft maintenance business are available on the field. Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Airport, a major commercial airport, is only an hour away while Greyhound provides local bus services.

The Snake River Transit, a bus service operated by Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services, provides transportation for the general public. The Arrow Express Taxi and Sprinter Shuttle Service are available for further transportation needs. Lastly, the area is served by the Union Pacific Railroad, which passes through town before stopping in neighboring Nyssa.